Natalie MacLean's Wines of the Week for July 27, 2015
Corbieres, Midi A.C. France
Rustic, rugged and full-bodied with blackened fruit, toasty, tarry oak and smoke. Tasty in a full-belted kind of way. Decant for 1-2 hours. You can't beat the price for this quality..
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Wrattonbully, South Australia
A rich, full-bodied Spanish red wine made from the country's icon Tempranillo grape. Aromas of dark fleshy fruit and smoke. Perfect for smoked and grilled meats and a variety of Spanish tapas.
Adelaide Hills, Eden Valley, South Australia
Intriguing and unplaceable in a good way: can't put my finger on this wine or pigeonhole it. Like it a lot though. Some smoke pierced by lemon zest.
Sonoma County, California, United States
Mocha and dark chocolate from generous oak aging with black fruit and smoke.
Douro D.O.C. Portugal
Stunning for the money! Blackberry jam and black cherry liqueur. Super after-dinner enjoyment.